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Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Don’t Tell Me this will Pass by Eden Filbin-Yung (First Prize )

Last of the Peaks by Sara Chapman (Second Prize )

Letter from a School Desk by Jordan Howlett-Jones (Third Prize)

Bones by Annie Bond (Highly Commended )

Doing it Again by Kate Hudson-James (Highly Commended )

Shackled by Brodie Abraham (Highly Commended )

Divorce by Leora Adler (Highly Commended )

If you hear screams like dying cats, you know what’s coming.
Two people will fight; the earth falls from the heavens.
Hot tears pour down your face.
A knot forms in your stomach.
BANG! A door slams. All of a sudden, it’s a hurricane.
When you feel like the world is spinning.
It is as cold as ice.
A never ending story continues.
I’ll never stop crying.
That is your thought, and you’re right.
Bursting into tears is hard to get rid of.
When the pain draws you in like rolling waves.
Panic is a bad disease.
The dark moon laughs at you.
Your weak knees give way and soon your heart freezes.
The sensation to fall to the ground and crumble gets a hold of you.
Once again, rain pours down your already wet cheeks.
It’s never going to go away.

Not even sleep can save you.

Winter by Charlotte Drynan (Highly Commended )

2016 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Chairperson’s School Award

Edwards Property Mentorship Award

Ipswich Theme Awards

Chair’s Encouragement Awards

Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years